Re: Terminfo and emacs
Harry Putnam <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I may have jacked up my terminfo database.
> I built emacs from sources today. A very recent beta of emacs-21.
> Something like the rpm commands `rpm -qf </path/FILE>' will tell
> exactly what package a file belongs to. Then with that info you can
> say rpm -V <package> to find out if the package or its files are
> dpgk -l 'terminfo*' doesn't know anything about terminfo
No. I think the terminfo stuff comes with the ncurses packages. I
find doing this:
dpkg -l | grep term
works better than looking for specific packages. When I do this it
turns up the ncurses-base package, if you do:
dpkg -L ncurses-base
You'll see the terminfo stuff there.
> People have told me the debian package manager is more sophisticated
> yet, and can pull up more detailed info. What do I need to read to get
> on top of those kind of commands?
The deb package manager is more sophisticated (AFAIK) because it
tracks dependancies and versions much better than RPM which only does
a cursory job.
> Any hints on what is causing the emacs problem.
You can fix emacs by using
apt-get install termcap-compat
It's about time that emacs supported terminfo but unfortunately there
is no one with the time to do the work.